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Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
breaking news out of northwest baltimore. there was a two alarm blaze this morning. >> jennifer franciotti is live at the scene in northwest with more. good morning. >> that fire is under control. firefighters are putting out some hot spots. it looks like a portion of liberty heights was shut down. in looks like traffic has reopened. fire fighters were using a fire hydrant along liberty heights. the fire started about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale. it happened to a vacant house. the intensity of the fire was so big that it's spread to two adjacent homes. one of the homes had been turned into a nursing home with four residents. they were safely evacuated. no injuries reported there. the other house, there was one occupant inside. he got out safely. no one was inside the vacant house. it did go to two alarms because of the intensity of the fire. firefighters were able to make a good knock on the fire and get everything under control. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. fire equipment remains on the scene. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it thank you.
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
shooting. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> there was a police tape yesterday. it will try to be business as usual today. paul pardus is the suspect. he was upset after receiving medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen, a spinal surgeon at the hospital. we will have more on his condition in a moment. security called city police who responded with a variety of other agencies, including swat teams. for more than two hours, pardus was barricaded in a room with his mother in the nelson building. at one point, parts of the hospital were evaluated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus and his mother were dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicides. >> as for dr. cohen, spent much of the day in surgery for a gunshot wound. we do not have an update on his condition. the big question right now, how could a government get inside the hospital? we will have more answers for th
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
turn violent. >> a senator is stepping down after being indicted on bribery and extortion. jennifer franciotti joins us now with more on the case. >> despite an fbi raid on his home in 2008, currie continued to work as investigators looked into his ties to shoppers food warehouse. he is accused of using his office to benefit the grocery store chains. it is alleged he was paid $245,000 to secure advantages for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain of money and to give them an extension on meeting energy efficiency standards. he is accused of smoothing the way for a liquor license. he was a consultant for shoppers and his fees were disclosed. the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trail in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty iinteresting in that usually there is not a paper tropics prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his income on ethics forms. he will step down from some of his duties. we'll have more at 6:30. >> a man will spend the rest of his life behind bars. he was convicted back in may for the murder of another man in octo
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 5:30am EDT
, mail fraud and extortion later today. jennifer franciotti has more details. >> ulysses s. currie is stepping down from that committee. that does not mean that senator currie is giving up his job. prosecutors alleged that company executives paid him $2.45000 to secure advantages for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain money by giving the stores and extension. it accuses him of smoothing the way for a liquor license transfer in prince george's county and lobbying highway officials to have traffic signals installed at two company stores. his lawyer confirms he was a consultant for shoppers. "his compensation was disclosed and reported on his federal and state income taxes." the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trout in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty interesting in that usually and bribery cases there isn't any paperwork. >> prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his earnings on ethics forms. it appears as if he will continue his work in the senate. he is running for reelection unopposed. >> he does not have to drop out of
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
>> there's not much left after two four-alarm fires in west baltimore. i'm jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> a california neighborhood goes up in flames as a massive gas line rupture ignites an unbelievable explosion. we'll have the latest. >> and it looks look a fall-like weekend is in the works. the insta-weather plus forecast, as 11 news today continues right now. >> good morning, tgif, i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of the forecast. looking good. >> yeah. you mentioned the fall-like weekend. i was out working in the yard past couple of days, very nice, and a lot of leaves in the lawn. but it's not because of fall-like temperatures, it's because of the dry conditions we've got. >> but let's talk about the cool for the moment. we'll address the wet in just a minute, or dry, or whichever way you want to look at it. at b.w.i. marshall right now, 56 degrees the temperature. that's the low there so far this morning. it just dropped into that range. 72%, the humidity. barometer h
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> it is an ongoing debate. >> the issue is whether or not to put a slots parlor in in arundel mills. jennifer franciotti has more on the debate. >> good morning. david cordish is the developer who wants to put in the slots parlor and he has been going door to door to garner support. he has knocked on 500 doors telling anyone who'll listen about the plan. the creation of 4000 new jobs. those who oppose slots have teamed up with the american jockey club. voters will decide this issue. if they vote no, slot zoning starts from scratch. this will be a giant step backwards, according to cordish. >> to get this back in gear, the lawyers we have heard on both sides say five years minimum. $2.5means the state's loss billion because you're starting from scratch. >> you may have seen those anti- slots tv ads. he believes they are funded by a company that already has a slots license in cecil county. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? you can e-mail your response to wat
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
of murdering ken harris. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. >> when you shop for jury duty, if you do not know which case you are going to hear. jurors were shocked to hear this is the ken harris murder trial. they found out the case could last for five weeks. they said they could not do it. others said they were the victim of a crime and others asked to speak properly with the judge to not be involved with this case. jury selection is expected to last five days. charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams are charged with murder in the shooting death of ken harris. he has stopped by a lounge to use the restroom. he and the club owner were ambushed in a robbery attempt 3 har. harris was shot in the back as he attempted to leave the scene. it will be hard to find an iimpartial panel. >> a lot of people are not going to want to sit on it because they may have known as the victim or they have heard so much about it that they already have formed an opinion. >> prosecutors are expected to call as many as 50 witnesses to the stand, including the woman who said she was with harris the
NBC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
long. >> jennifer franciotti joins us live from fells point with the latest. we can hear the rain. >> i think god was on cue there. the rain got even heavier, which is ironic. just within the last 15 minutes. this is not the worst. the worst is yet to come. we are about ready to see a city crew come by. they are monitoring the situation in fells point. this is one area that is prone to flooding. on wednesday, this storm was being tracked. work crews in baltimore city yed to clear the storm drains. annapolis is well aware of the flood prone zone. they started sandbagging downtown. b.g.e. took a proactive approach to the storm. they have extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. that can bring down the trees. with be heavy canopy today, we have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. >> make sure you are prepared. have a battery-powered radio on standby and a corded phone would be handy to have. if you do have a generator, remember not to operate it inside your garage. in terms of storm drains, make sure you do not block one. if y
NBC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
firefighters put to the test with two four-alarm fires yesterday. >> jennifer franciotti with more on that story. >> it was quite a scene yesterday. firefighters were busy fighting fires to 11 houses on two niche blocks. all but two houses were vacant. five rowhouses went up in flames there. then three more caught fire on the other side. firefighters rushed to houses on the next block. everyone did get out safely. no word on what caused the first fire, but officials are pretty sure of what happened on north cary street. >> one consideration is there may have been embers that may have been blown from one fire across the street to the next may have ignited that one. we don't know at this point. >> in all 100 firefighters responded. one firefighter suffered minor injuries. mindy back to you. >> a 34-year-old columbia man who survived an apartment fire is charged with not only setting the blaze, but killing his ex-wife moments earlier. damon white set fire to the apartment to cover up the murder of the 35-year-old woman. she obtained a restraining order against her husband in 2008. >>
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 5:30am EDT
hopkins hospital in injury to a doctor and killing his mother and then himself. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins hospital with more details. >> it will be business as usual at the hospital. a gunman opened fire inside what is considered one of the best hospitals in the world. police swarmed johns hopkins following reports that someone had shot a doctor and then barricaded himself inside a hospital room. the suspect was originally identified as warren davis. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway of the room. mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing a handgun in the direction of his mother who is confined to the bad. >> police said davis' real name is paul pardus. parts of the hospital were evacuated and on lockdown for some time. police entered the room to find pardus and his mother dead from single gunshot wounds to the had. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicide. >> how was somebody able to get inside the hospital with a gun? he was not searched for weapons. there are no metal detectors at any of the exits and entrances
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:30am EDT
psychological problems because of bullying. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> the family is going for $1 million to $10 million in damages. the family is suing for three counts of deprivation of constitutional rights. the lawsuit against the howard county board of education makes serious allegations, according to the suit. a sixth grade student at patapsco middle school was bullied by a group of students beginning in 2007. he suffered violence, including being stabbed with pencils, he was pushed and slammed into lockers. the issue of bullying has done a lot of attention recently in schools around the country. baltimore county just held their annual safe school conference this week. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems from a three tiered set problem-solving approach. >> the approach is to take care of the problem before it causes more problems for the student. >> the students may develop a disorder such as a depression or dramatic stress disorder. >> the boy suffered posttraumatic stress disorder and had to be pla
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
and north kerry street lasted for much of the evening wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the very latest. good morning, jen. >> good morning. fire investigators are still looking for a cause, and meanwhile, the red cross is insisting at least 12 people who have been displaced by this fire. this fire did happen on wednesday afternoon. firefighters battled two four-alarm fires on split streets within blocks of one another. the first started on north calhoun street, and it's believed, at least preliminary nearly, that employers from the fire ignited the fire that happened on north kerry street. in all, 11 rowhouses burned, most were vacant. but at this point, we're told that the red cross is assisting six families. >> we need money for clothes, food, i think some diapers. one of the families needed diapers. you know, we got them a hotel. >> there is really not much left at this rowhouse, this section of rowhouses. you can see the huge, gaping hole behind me. as i stand here on the side, it is littered with debris and broke
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
-tech. >> the developer is literally pounding the pavement. jennifer franciotti is live and to explain. >> david cordish is the developer who wants to put in the slots parlor and he has been going door to door to garner support. he is telling anybody who will listen about the plan to generate $400 million for education in the first year and the creation of 4000 new jobs. others have teamed up with the maryland jockey club which wants to push slots elsewhere. if they vote no, slot zoning starts from scratch. >> to get this back in gear, the lawyers who we have heard on both sides have said five years minimum. that means five years. these states lost $2.5 billion because you're starting from scratch. >> he believes the anti-slot tv ads are being partially funded by a company that already has a gaming license in cecil county. cordish has filed a complaint. now back to you. >> thank you. that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
enough to protect their child from being bullied. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> this family is suing for three counts of -- they are seeking anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in damages. they claim a student back in patapsco middle school was bullied. he was stabbed and struck with pencils and drumsticks and was pushed into lockers. the bullying in schools is becoming a growing problem around the country. baltimore county held their annual saved school council and touched on the issue and how it affects schools and policies. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. what the problems from a three tiered response and a problem- solving approach. >> spokesperson said the just received a copy of the lawsuit and so they are not commenting pending legislation. now back to you. >> thank you. a settlement has been reached in a civil suit stemming from a deadly crash on the chesapeake bay bridge back in 2008. john short was killed when is a tractor-trailer went into the bay after swerving to avoid a car. police say baldwin h
NBC
Sep 25, 2010 6:00am EDT
cause. jennifer franciotti covers the story. >> on purple friday the focus is on black. >> we're making the blackout towel. >> the towels are the brain child of a local company called baltimore blackout and they are being run by willis mcgahey. he wants m&t stadium to come alive by tirling the towels, an effect he said will look like thousands of ravens flying in the stands. the freeds benefit the willis. -- the proceeds will benefit the willis mcgahee foundation which helps students. >> it is something different to get everybody involved, to let everybody know we're behind us. >> steven port, owner accident says it is great. >> it is fantastic. it is really fun. >> you dep can buy towels at stadium stores oh, or you can order them online. in parkville, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news 11 news. go ravens! >> she is the greatest fan ever. if you are heading to the game, be prepared for traffic. check latest conditions downtown. update construction and accident scenario. >> we set up a live wire blog that alerts you to delays on the rail in march. all on www.wbaltv.com and click on "t
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
cause. jennifer franciotti has the details. >> on purple friday, the focus is on black. >> we're making the blackout towels. >> is the brainchild of a local company called baltimore blacked out, being endorsed by regan's running back willis mcgahee. he wants the stadium to come alive with 70,000 fans twirling the towels. >> it is about having fun. >> they sell for $9.99. the proceeds benefit the willis mcgahee foundation, created to help underprivileged kids in baltimore by providing them with holiday meals, toys, school supplies, and other resources to help them achieve success. he once the fans to get into the black spirit. >> when you say someone waiting those around, it is a sign. it is good to do some different and get everybody involved. have fun. let us know you are behind us. >> they have been busy printing towels and t-shirts. the owner says it has been fun. >> it is fantastic and exciting. it is really starting to take off. it is going like gangbusters. >> you can buy them at the stadium, at stadiums doors, or online. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. go, ravens! >> be pre
NBC
Sep 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
on the flip side of this. >> you name it, anything on wheels all to raise money for a good cause. i'm jennifer franciotti. details straight ahead. as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> the humidity was down like 29% or 30%. we don't see that often around here when it is warm out. >> a similar set-up, but we won't be quite as breezey. there is a weather disturbance to our north. it will stay there during the day today. in fact, yesterday it generated a few scattered clouds in the area, but that was about it. the rain stayed north of us, and this mornin
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